LN+ asked almost 3 years ago

What is a Lightning Address?

What is a Bitcoin Lightning Network Address or Lightning Address for short?

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LN+ Admin wrote almost 3 years ago

The LN Address is a long string of letters and numbers in the following format. As an example here is the Lightning Address of LN+:

Node ID

The first part up till the @ sign is called the node id:

This is a unique identifier of your lightning node and can be used to find your node on various websites, like Amboss.Space, 1ML and others.

Host and Port

The second part after the @ sign is the host and port id:

Together these two parts make up the Lightning Address, which is used to connect to a node as a peer or open a channel to a node.

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